Win cargo damage by sea transportation case
Our client purchased aquatic products from Russia and found a large amount of rotten goods at the destination port of Qingdao. Client entrusted our law firm to settle this dispute. After accepting the case, lawyer filed a claim against the carrier in the maritime court. After court hearing, the court finally held that the carrier should compensate the consignee for the loss of goods. Client was satisfied with the results.
Article 46 of China’s maritime law stipulates: “The period of responsibility of the carrier for the goods shipped in containers refers to the whole period from the time when the goods are received at the loading port to the time when the goods are delivered at the unloading port. The period of responsibility of the carrier for the goods shipped in non containers refers to the whole period from the time when the goods are loaded on the ship to the time when they are unloaded.” In addition, the article provides that the carrier can reach any agreement on the responsibilities of non container goods before loading and after unloading.